Dr Gillian Mitchell
Gillian A. M. Mitchell
M.A. (Hons), M.Phil. (Glasgow), PhD (Toronto), LLCM. T.H.E. (Bangor) - Lecturer
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Teaching and Research Interests
I studied at the University of Glasgow (MA [Hons] in English Literature and History, MPhil in American Studies) and obtained my doctorate from the University of Toronto. I joined the School of History in 2007 after three years at the University of Wales Bangor (now Bangor University).
In terms of research, I am interested in post-war popular music in North America and Britain. My first monograph, The North American Folk Music Revival: Nation and Identity in the United States and Canada, 1945-1980, was published by Ashgate in 2007. Since then I have developed a particular interest in rock ‘n’ roll music and its reception in Britain during the period 1955-1962. I have recently published articles on various aspects of this field, and I am currently undertaking research for a monograph on the subject of adult reactions to early rock ‘n’ roll music in Britain. In the longer term, I aim to expand this research further to conduct a comparative study of reactions to rock ‘n’ roll in the United States and Britain.
- ‘Reassessing 'the Generation Gap': Bill Haley's 1957 Tour of Britain, Inter-Generational Relations and Attitudes to Rock 'n' Roll in the Late 1950s’, Twentieth Century British History 2014 (early online publication 21/6/13) DOI 10.1093/tcbh/hwt013
- ‘From ‘Rock’ to ‘Beat’: Towards a Reappraisal of Popular Music in Britain, 1958-1962’, Popular Music and Society 36/2 (2013): 194-215
- ‘A Very ‘British’ Introduction to Rock ‘n’ Roll: Tommy Steele and the Advent of Rock ‘n’ Roll in Britain, 1956-1960’, Contemporary British History 25/2 (2011): 205-225.
- ‘Joan Baez’, Online Literary Encyclopaedia (2008).
- The North American Folk Revival: Nation and Identity in the United States and Canada, 1945-1980 (Ashgate, 2007)
- ‘Visions of Diversity: Cultural Pluralism and the Folk Music Revival Movement of Canada and the United States, 1958-1965’, Journal of American Studies 40/3 (2006) 593-614.
- ‘‘A Path to Life’ or ‘A Way of Life’: The Contrasting Approaches of Emerson and Thoreau to the Natural World’, Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies 6/1 (2000)
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Participates in the teaching of Modern History and offers the following Honours courses:
Co-teaches on the following Postgraduate course: